Engineering Studies

Coordinator: E. Wells

Studies of the careers of graduate engineers show that those engineers who do the most outstanding work and contribute the most to the community are, in general, the men and women who have had technical training plus a background of education in the liberal arts. Technical education combined with a sound liberal arts education prepares engineers to intelligently carry out their responsibilities as members of society. Engineers who have an understanding of the relationships of their technology to economic, social and political forces are best prepared to take their places in the complex world of today.

Engineering Management Program of Study:

Completion of majors in Physics and Business Administration.

Engineering Physics

The suggested curriculum in Engineering Physics is designed to equip its graduates with a flexible background of basic scientific knowledge with which to meet the ever-changing problems of modern engineering research and development while at the same time providing them with the engineering viewpoint needed to carry practical industrial problems to completion. The degree of Bachelor of Arts in engineering physics provides a sound basic foundation for study toward advanced degrees in either physics or the engineering sciences, as well as appropriate background for positions in industry.

Engineering Physics Major:

46 credit hours
Required Courses: 35 credit hours
PHYS 221 — General Physics I (4 cr)
PHYS 222 — General Physics II (4 cr)
PHYS 281 — Intermediate Laboratory (2 cr)
PHYS 321 — Computational Physics (4 cr)
PHYS 371 — Modern Physics I (3 cr)
PHYS 381 — Advanced Laboratory (3 cr)
PHYS — Elective coursework (15 cr)
A course in Physical Chemistry may be substituted for one physics course.
A course in Statistics is recommended.

Required Supportive Courses: 11 credit hours
MATH 151 — Calculus I (4 cr)
MATH 152 — Calculus II (4 cr)
MATH 310 — Differential Equations (3 cr)


Dual Degree Program in Engineering

In the Dual Degree Program students attend Augustana for 3 or 4 years and then complete the program with 2 years at an engineering school. This enables the student to combine the advantages of a broad-based liberal arts education with their technical education. Students earn a Bachelor of Arts from Augustana and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the engineering school. Cooperative plans are in place with Columbia University (New York), Washington University (St. Louis) and University of Minnesota (Minneapolis). Students in the program are guaranteed admission to the engineering school when recommended by Augustana. The areas of engineering available include Aerospace, Bio-based Product, Biomedical, Biosystem and Agriculture, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Geological, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Materials Science, Mechanical, and Systems Science. This program provides exceptionally strong career opportunities.

The dual degree coordinator on campus helps students select the proper courses to take depending upon which engineering school and which program they wish to enter.